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Matamoros, officially known as Heroica Matamoros and formerly named San Juan de los Esteros Hermosos, is a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It is located on the southern bank of the Rio Grande, directly across the border from Brownsville, Texas, in the United States. Matamoros is the second largest city in the state of Tamaulipas, after Reynosa. As of 2010, Matamoros has a population of 489,193. If its floating population is included in the census count, however, the population of Matamoros can reach up to approximately 700,000. In addition, the Matamoros–Brownsville Metropolitan Area has a population of 1,136,995, making it the 4th largest metropolitan area on the Mexico–US border. Matamoros is the 39th largest city in Mexico and anchors the second largest metropolitan area in Tamaulipas. Matamoros is one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico, and has one of the fastest growing economies in the country. The economy of the city is based on its international trade with the United States through the NAFTA agreement, and it is home to one of the most promising industrial sectors in Mexico, mainly due to the presence of maquiladoras. In Matamoros, the automotive industry hosts the assembly and accessories plants for brands such as General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, BMW, Mercedes Benz, and several others. Likewise, Matamoros' economy has historically been based on agriculture, since northern Mexico's biggest irrigation zones are in the municipality. PEMEX announced a multi-billion offshore drilling project for the port of Matamoros, one of the future prospects for Mexico's oil industry. Additionally, Matamoros is a major historical site, since it was site of several battles and events of the Mexican War of Independence, the Mexican Revolution, the Texas Revolution, the Mexican American War, the American Civil War, and the French Intervention that allowed the city to earn its title of Undefeated, Loyal, and Heroic. In addition, the Mexican National Anthem was played for the first time in public at The Opera Theatre in the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas. On another note, Matamoros has a semi-arid climate, with mild winters, and hot, humid summers. Matamoros and Brownsville, Texas are home to the Charro Days and Sombrero Festival annual celebrations—two-nation fiestas that commemorate the heritage of the U.S. and Mexico which are celebrated every February.

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Facts and Stats for Matamoros*

  • Pollution Statistics in Matamoros

    Know the pollution level of Matamoros before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Matamoros: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Matamoros for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Matamoros.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 68.75 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Matamoros - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 38.67 (Low)
    • Climate Index 81.91 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.61 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Matamoros

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Matamoros

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 18.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 55.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 22.04 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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